Review: Pierced by J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:


I’m a just an erotic woman who likes control.
And edgy sex.
And hard men.
At the same time.
So starting an outreach class at the TDH community center to teach other women how to put the dom in dominatrix was inevitable. Even if I was only doing it to use my boss, Pierce, as my submissive example and pay him back for humiliating me in front of the whole world last summer.

I regret what I did to Myrtle. She’s the best assistant I’ve ever had and I’ll play along—for now—because I want to make things right. But… come on. Me? A submissive? Ha. Myrtle Rothschild might have the upper hand at the moment… but I’m bringing my A-game. I’m gonna take back control.

She can wear her hot, thigh-high latex boots. She can crack that whip all she wants. Hell, I’ll even let her leave marks.

But I’m about to school Ms. Rothschild in the art of who’s the boss.
And she’s about to get Pierce-d.
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My Thoughts:

Pierced is the hilarious and adorable second book in J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain’s Tall, Dark & Handsome series of standalone novels.  This office romance is fun and flirty.  The banter and dynamics between the two main characters, Myrtle and Pierce, is fantastic; Myrtle goes out of her way to creatively include sexually-charged innuendo whenever possible.  It frequently gives her the power position as her co-workers aren’t sure what to make of this beautiful and confident woman.

Myrtle’s backstory is crazy and absolutely unexpected! The scary tigress readers first meet in The Sexpert, has the same self questions and doubts as most women…she just hides it well under her chosen persona.  When it comes to love though, she is not nearly as aggressive.

Pierce is a lot less crazy than portrayed in The Sexpert, however, his internal battle between winning Myrtle’s forgiveness and maintaining his personal power lends itself to existential life questions as well as an abundance of humorously far-fetched situations.  I loved Pierce’s romantic bumbling in his attempt to appease Myrtle.

As the two trade-off power like kids on a teeter-totter, Pierce discovers he needs an equally strong partner both in love and in the office.  Meanwhile, Myrtle’s dominate tendencies are at war with her vulnerable heart.  I found myself frustrated and almost giving up on the characters, then wanting to shake some sense into both of them, and ultimately enjoying their convoluted journey to self-discovery, acceptance, and love.  Pierced is full of tongue-in-cheek fun, and a highly enjoyable read.



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About the authors: Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list twenty-one times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website or find them at their social links below.


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